Customers and Industries

We provide services to the following industries:

Clinical Laboratory, Anatomic Pathology Laboratory, Genomic Laboratory, Toxicology Laboratory, Virology Laboratory, Radiology Diagnostic Centers, Veterinary Pathology Laboratory, Diagnostic Instruments, Cardiology, Multiple values: BP, Heart Rate, Pulse Ox, Temp, Forensic Laboratory, Physician Office Laboratory

Connections to LIS and other Vendors

We have the capability to connect to all LIS vendors, the most popular ones we connect to are:

Epic, Cerner, LabDaq, McKesson, Sunquest, Orchard, SCC Soft, Siemens, Starlims

Some Labs that use Epic also use Lifepoint Informatics.

Lifepoint can serve as an aggregator connecting your practice clients various EMR systems or by using the Lifepoint Provider Portal to your instance of Epic through a single interfaced connection. If you are currently working with Lifepoint or are interested in implementing a Lifepoint connection with Epic these are ways that make using Epic easier.

EMR Interfacing Seamlessly

If orders are placed in the practice’s EMR system, Lifepoint can build an order interface from the vendor to create the order within our database. Lifepoint will normalize the messages and send the data to the laboratory in the same format each time. This saves the lab time and resources as you will not need to code to separate vendor formats (i.e., eClinicalWorks, athenahealth, Practice Fusion, etc.)

Results can be delivered back to the EMR system in a similar manner, where one format is received from EPIC and filed into the Lifepoint database. We will then code to each vendor’s specification for how they need to receive those results.

Lifepoint keeps a database of all EMR vendor specifications, to speed up the process of integration.

Registration Workflow

Lifepoint recommends using an ADT interface to create and register patients, as opposed to having users manually register patients. This helps prevent user errors.

For incoming orders, Epic’s auto-registration functionality can create and/or assign hospital accounts to the newly created lab requisition encounters. Which helps save time.

While we recommend the functionality outlined above, Lifepoint can support the following registration workflows based on your organization’s needs:

  • Highly Customizable Design
  • Automated registration
  • Manual registration
  • Requisition release registration

Configuring the incoming Order Interfaces

Typically, one Incoming Order interface is created to send orders from Lifepoint to Epic. The mode this interface is configured in depends on your organization’s intended connection with Lifepoint.

  • Lifepoint will assign an order number which will be sent to Epic in the interface message. Epic will track this number on the order record, using an identifier to link it back to Lifepoint.
  • Epic will send an ORM status update message back to Lifepoint with the accessioning number, along with other information needed (patient demographics, specimen type, department, test names etc.) 
 

  • Lifepoint will generate a barcode label upon receiving the updated message and will print them remotely at the practice.  A slight delay (typically <5 seconds) in printing will occur with this choice due to message processing time.

Accessioning and Barcode Options

Lifepoint supports the following options for creating instrument ready barcodes with incoming orders:

  • Lifepoint will assign an order number which will be sent to Epic in the interface message. Epic will track this number on the order record, using an identifier to link it back to Lifepoint.
  • Epic will send an ORM status update message back to Lifepoint with the accessioning number, along with other information needed (patient demographics, specimen type, department, test names etc.) 
  • Lifepoint will generate a barcode label upon receiving the updated message and will print them remotely at the practice.  A slight delay (typically <5 seconds) in printing will occur with this choice due to message processing time.

Configuring the Outgoing Results Interface

For bi-directional connections, outgoing result interfaces can be configured to send the results back to Lifepoint from Epic.

  • Recommended outgoing results – Outgoing Lab Results and Orders to External Providers can be used to send results and cancel messages from Epic.
  • Reportable Results – Outgoing Clinical Results can be used to send results flagged as reportable to external systems.
  • Other general outgoing results – Outgoing Lab Orders and Results to External Providers for sending order updates and results from Epic
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Web Portal Modules

  1. Results Module (List each module with text expansion, see above)
    1. Enables the physician or user to view patient results transmitted via the interface.
    2. Multilevel, 2-Factor User Authentication at system login.
    3. Unified Inbox format enabling physicians to view all patient results in one area. 
    4. Ability to define requesting physicians by an account ID or by user ID
    5. Enables the physician to view historical patient result trends.
    6. Indication of which reports are partial/final/cancelled
    7. Realtime charting and graphing of patient results. 
    8. Display of reference range and units
    9. Identification of patient critical values as indicated in results feed
    10. Ability to specify date range for cumulative reports
    11. Ability to define groups of results for cumulative reporting
    12. Results can be exported via csv file.  
    13. Technical reports are available – i.e.- Results messages by interface.
    14. Email notification to physician indicating results may be viewed via the application. 
    15. Improved physician experience by having diagnostic data at their fingertips.
    16. Seamlessly view patient results, via the application, hard copy from a printer.
    17. Specialized physician APP enables secure review of results on any phone or tablet. 
    18. The application seamlessly interfaces with any Laboratory Information System. 
    19. Patient Results, test reference range units stored as individual data elements.
    20. User reports are available – i.e. – Abnormal Results list.
    21. Audit trails detailing when a user accessed, printed or reviewed a result
    22. One Lifepoint standard PDF report format with subscriber logo

  1. Specialized features allow a recurring order to be stored in the application.
  2. The patient’s recurring test and diagnosis is stored.
  3. A calendar / schedule is integrated into to recurring test. 
  4. Notification to the user indicating a recurring patient draw is to occur.
  5. Audi reports indicating that a draw has occurred or did not take place. 
  6. History of all past recurring standing test orders available.

  1. Secure connection established to a web enabled printer to print patient results.
  2. Secure connection with a bar code printer to print custom bar codes to be affixed to the sample.

  1. Complete Audit trails and reports.
  2. Many more reports are available- i.e.- Manifest list, Top test ordered, Order status, Custom Test Query.  
  3. Additional transmission of an acknowledgement message from the host laboratory LIS.

  1. Ability for a user to manually scan in patient results.
  2. Paper results are now made available electronically in the application.

  1. Ability for the user to add specialized documents related to patient informant.
  2. Specialize disease state or adjunct diagnostic information can be loaded.  

  1. Enables Lifepoint users to securely share patient information within the application. 
  2. Add events and notes by date/time/accession

  1. Customizable module enabling the user to easily order laboratory supplies.
  2. Utilize a shopping cart approach to ordering 
  3. Convenient email notification that supplies have been ordered.
  4. Documented supply order request at the laboratory level.

  1. The web portal “out of the box” offers very robust features. 
  2. Customizations are requested and are completed to the customer’s specifications, creating unique functionality for that customer.
  3. If a specific customization is requested frequently, it may be included in the next version of the software upgrade.   
  4. Patient based event support
  5. Patient merge functionality
  6. Patient longitudinal view option, enabling viewing across clinics and accounts
  7. Sub-user setup to control available features at menu level 
  8. Host facility branding of logo and color scheme
  9. Three tier infrastructure including web, application and database layers.

Customizations are requested and are completed to the customer’s specifications, creating unique functionality for that customer. 

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